HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 c44W
Sir John Stanley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the United Nations member states which have not ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. [52607]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the following UN Member States were non-States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) at the end of June 1998Andorra; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Botswana; Brunei Darussalam; Burkina Faso; China; Comoros; Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Fiji; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Liechtenstein; Malaysia; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Micronesia (Federated States of); Monaco; Myanmar (Burma); Oman; Pakistan; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Qatar; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Samoa; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Swaziland; Tajikistan; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; Vanuatu.

The following UN Member States' signature of the Covenant had not yet been followed by ratification: Honduras; Liberia; Sao Tome and Principe; South Africa.

This information, which is updated regularly, is also available on the OHCHR's Treaty Bodies Database on the Internet (www.unhchr.ch).